ECB verify revised begin instances for England-Pakistan third Test

London, August 20

The third Test between England and Pakistan that begins on Friday on the Ageas Bowl will characteristic revised taking part in timings to accommodate for poor climate situations, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) mentioned on Thursday.

Play can start at 1030 native time (0930 GMT), 30 minutes sooner than the scheduled 1100 begin if time is misplaced as a result of dangerous mild or rain earlier within the Test, the ECB mentioned in an announcement.

The choice comes after simply 134.three overs have been potential throughout 5 days of the second Test on the Ageas Bowl as a result of rain and dangerous mild.

“Following positive discussions with the ECB, the International Cricket Council (ICC) and various stakeholders… the ECB and the ICC have agreed to revised start times ahead of the third Test,” the ECB mentioned in an announcement.

“The flexible approach will enable the prospect of making up time for inclement weather during the morning session of subsequent days rather than at the end of the day.”

The ECB mentioned that after the conclusion of play on the primary day, the match referee, ground-staff and ECB Match Manager would talk about the beginning instances for the following day and if the forecast seemed good, the play may start at 1030.

The morning session will final two and a half hours if the beginning instances are adjusted, whereas a complete of 98 overs will probably be scheduled for the day.

The ECB additionally mentioned match officers would be sure that mild was monitored to maximise taking part in time.

England gained the primary Test by three wickets earlier than the second match resulted in a draw. Reuters

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